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Lucas Avenue Baptist Church
Saturday September 14th, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Lucas Avenue Baptist Church
Saturday September 14th, 2019

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Jane Adair Powers

Mary “Jane” Adair Powers




Mary “Jane” Adair Powers, age 71, wife of the late Alvin D. Powers, Jr. went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. 


She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Born in Laurens, she was the daughter of the late Charles Allen and Mary Alice Bolt Adair. She was a 1966 graduate of Laurens High School and a 1969 graduate of Winthrop College. After graduation she worked at the University of Georgia, Aiken School District and Self Regional Hospital. She was executive director of the Upper Savannah AHEC for almost 24 years. She retired from the Laurens County Disabilities and Special Needs Board in 2014 after 12 years. She was a member of Lucas Avenue Baptist Church where she served as Assistant Treasurer and Treasurer for many years. She also taught in the Preschool Department Sunday School and sang in the choir.


She is survived by her four children, all of Laurens: Maryanne Merida and husband Gonzalo, Maryellen “Ellie” Powers, Maryelizabeth “Lizzy” Powers, and Alvin “Trey” Powers, III; a grandson, David Merida of Laurens; a brother, David Adair of Columbia.


Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at Lucas Avenue Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Michael Post, Rev. Bob Cato, and Rev. Sheryl Kemp- Bailey with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.


The family will be at the home, 1735 Pinehaven Street Ext. and will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday.


Flowers are welcomed and memorials may be made to Lucas Avenue Baptist Church, 101 Lucas Avenue, Laurens, SC 29360.


Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

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Jane hires me as the Nursing Education Coordinator for Upper Savannah AHEC at that stared my career path in Nursing Education. She gave me my big break. I love Jane and her sweet caring spirit. So sorry this world lost a great lady. I will always remember her and that engaging smile. I never meet her children but l will be praying that God will give you peace and comfort during this time of great loss. I live in Alabama now and was unable to come to her funeral which l hate l could not be there.
Dianne Bryant Windsor

Dianne Bryant Windsor Sep 21 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jane Powers

Patricia Mathews Doolittle Sep 19 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jane Powers

Kristie Riser Sep 16 2019 12:00 AM

I was so sorry to see that Ms Jane, as I called her, had passed. She was my daughter's case worker, and was such a sweet, kind, and compassionate lady whom I still miss. My dearest condolences to her family for the loss of this dear lady.

Patricia Franklin Sep 14 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jane Powers

Phyllis and Charles Metz Sep 13 2019 12:00 AM

I have read so many beautiful memories of people who worked with Mary Jane and knew her as her family grew, obviously with so much love and devotion from her. As a 1966 graduate of Laurens High School with Mary Jane, I would like to say that she had that sweet smile on her face and the same spirit of kindness then. I offer my prayers for this family and the peace that comes from knowing that Mary Jane is with her Heavenly Father.

Donna Smith Nix Sep 13 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jane Powers

Jan Franks Sep 13 2019 12:00 AM

Dear family,
I am very sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. I worked with your dad for many years and knew your mother through my association with him. I remember when all of the "Marys" were born and Tre. Your mother was always smiling when I saw her and always kind and sweet. They were very proud of all of you. May god comfort you and give you peace.

Donna Stover Sep 12 2019 12:00 AM

She always made me feel welcome

Crissie Green Sep 12 2019 12:00 AM

I worked with Jane at Upper Savannah AHEC. She was always sweet and kind to me. I am sorry for your loss.
Rachel Lewis Collins

Rachel Sep 12 2019 12:00 AM

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